There’s a fine line between centering and tokenizing underrepresented groups. A perfect time to open up those difficult dialogues are heritage or awareness months. October wraps up Hispanic Heritage Month, which starts Sept. 15 and ends Oct. 15. This month is also National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which runs all October-long.
Before HR professionals cram Latinx-focused programming into the last week of Hispanic Heritage Month or bombard employees with disability-focused resources for NDEAM, consider the longevity of DEI initiatives.